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Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Child, Family, or School Social Workers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $36K per year. Compensation ranges from $25K on the lower end to $54K per year on the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Child, Family, or School Social Workers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. Job satisfaction for Child, Family, or School Social Workers is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$27,015 - $55,374
(Median)
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36K
44K
55K
MEDIAN: $36,121
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$9.58 - $24.54
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,015 - $55,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,952  
Total Pay (?
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$24,947 - $53,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$8.16 - $49.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,952  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,947 - $53,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Job Description for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Child, family, or school social workers help support children who may be at risk due to circumstances at home, school, or other environments. As advocates for the children, the social worker acts as a liaison between various institutions, families, and the child. Typically, the social worker either identifies an at-risk child or is called in by some authority that has made this determination. The social worker works with the family to help create the best environment for the child, while assessing all health and psychological risks. Social workers in a school environment are typically charged with determining which students may be at risk and work with other teachers and counselors to aid the student and administer testing to help fully diagnose the extent of the student's needs.

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Child, Family, or School Social Worker Tasks

  • Work with parents, teachers, community organizations, internal partners, etc. on behalf of clients.
  • Carry out various administrative tasks in support of client service.
  • Address client needs (mental, social, educational, etc.) on an individual basis.

Common Career Paths for Child, Family, or School Social Worker


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Child, Family, or School Social Workers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Non-Profit Executive Director. The average Non-Profit Executive Director bring home $59K per year. A common career progression for a Social Worker is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a MSW Social Worker. Compared to Child, Family, or School Social Workers, the first group earns $15K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

Child, Family, or School Social Worker Job Listings

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Survey takers who work as Child, Family, or School Social Workers usually report a few specific skills. Counseling and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Case Management and Counseling are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Child, Family, or School Social Workers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Child, Family, or School Social Workers make a median salary of $41K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.

Child, Family, or School Social Worker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Child, Family, or School Social Worker in Phoenix:
"How much time you spend driving."
Be patient, let clients tell their story. Don't judge. Be there for them.

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Experience Affects Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries


Case Management
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%